Autumn Tennis Camps… bookings now open!

We’re delighted that Max Tennis School will be running its popular Autumn Tennis Camps for minis and juniors during October half-term… and sign ups are now open! 

Please see details below and contact Brian on 07930 454764 to reserve your child’s space!  All sessions will be compliant with the latest club and LTA guidelines on COVID-19.

Latest LTA playing guidelines

Please note the latest LTA guidelines regarding group sizes and playing tennis:

For clarity, from Monday 14 September:

  • For informal social play, group size is limited to a maximum of six people by law
  • Organised tennis activity for larger groups, including coached sessions, club nights and competitions is permitted by the Government as an exception to the limit of six, and so can continue, provided that venues, coaching providers and event organisers follow LTA COVID-19 secure guidelines

We’re pleased to confirm that coaching sessions run by Max Tennis School are therefore still permitted to go ahead, in line with risk assessments, as are the club’s Social Mix club night sessions (which members have to book on to for Track & Trace).

Summer Season Special Offer Grass Court Membership £75

Our current Summer Special Offer is Grass Court Tennis membership £75 for the season.

Tennis Grass Only members can book and play on any of our Championship quality Grass courts.  Courts are available from May until September daily from 10.00am till 8.00pm, depending on conditions. The current subscription package of £75 is only available for the first 30 new joiners after which it will increase back to £100.

Doubles is back and coaching groups start on Monday 8th June!

Great news, club members can now enjoy a game of doubles again on our courts (while keeping 2m apart from other players) and Max Tennis School coaching groups start again next Monday 8th June!

The coaching term for adults and juniors will run for 7 weeks from Monday 8th June to Saturday 25th July, please click on the links for full details:

Adult Coaching Programme

Junior Coaching Programme

Please note we’ll be following all the LTA guidelines for a safe return to play including group sizes of 5 players plus one coach… so you’ll need to book your space by contacting the coaches in advance.  Any enquiries please contact Head Coach Brian on 07930 454764.

Please read the LTA guidelines for players before attending coaching and observe all signage at the club, including the arrows directing you to follow a one way route to and from the courts!  Coaching is on the 4 artificial clay courts, and access is via the path next to the astro courts. At the end of a session players will exit the courts via the gate at the back and then turn left up the grass bank and follow the grass path around the outside of the astro courts and back to the carpark.

Grass court membership for just £75!

Wimbledon may be cancelled this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t play on grass!

We’ve got a great offer running at the moment of grass court membership from May to September for just £75!  There are 9 Championship quality grass courts at East Dorset which members can book to play singles on, or doubles with members of your own household. 

Our groundsman Robin has worked really hard since the club re-opened last week to prepare the grass, and we’re delighted that Grass Courts 17, 18 & 19 will be opening for play at 11am tomorrow (Monday 25th May).

We’re hoping that the remaining grass courts will be ready soon too, and in the meantime grass court members are able to book and play on any of our 6 Astro and 4 Clay courts as well as Grass courts 17, 18 & 19 until 31 May or when the remaining Grass courts open, whichever is sooner.

The discounted cost of £75 is available for the first 30 new joiners after which it will increase back to £100.

To take advantage of this fantastic offer, please contact our Membership Secretary who’ll be pleased to help.

Tennis & Croquet start again!

We’re pleased to announce that following the government’s recent advice and in accordance with guidelines from the Lawn Tennis Association and Croquet Association, tennis and croquet play will resume at the club from tomorrow (Thursday 14th May).

Tennis and croquet members will be able to book courts (in tennis for singles play only, or doubles if it’s with members of your household), although the clubhouse will remain closed.

Max Tennis Coaching resumes as well with Brian, Tom, Connor and Sally available for 1:1 lessons on clay courts 9 and 10 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.  Please call Brian on 07930 454764 for details.

Please remember to follow all our social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines at all times on the club premises, and we really hope you enjoy getting back out on our courts!

Coronavirus emergency – club closure

Following the Prime Minister’s nation-wide announcement yesterday evening, the Club will be closed completely until further notice.

To be clear, Members will not be allowed to enter the premises for any reason, even on foot.  Anyone whose car is parked at the Club should please remove it as there are no current plans to re-open the barrier to the Club.  All Max Tennis School coaching activities are also on hold.

The EDLTCC Board is actively considering the many implications of the ‘lock-down’, including financial matters, at its virtual meeting next Monday.  Further communications will follow in due course.  

For those members who have already paid their 2020/21 subscriptions, many thanks for your support, we will contact you as soon as we can to let you know about Club financing in the light of the current emergency.

For current members who have not yet registered (as the first step in the subscriptions renewal process) and who would have done so but for the Government’s announcement, we will stay in contact with you.  As soon as there is a realistic prospect of the Club re-opening, you will be advised.  To make sure we have your correct contact details, please complete the club registration form here… thank you!

We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times and we will get through this… stay safe!